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Asparagus mairei Levl.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs dioecious. Stems erect, to 60 cm, striate-ridged distally; branches distinctly striate-ridged. Cladodes usually in fascicles of 4--9, 5--12 × ca. 0.7 mm, subterete, slightly flattened, irregularly grooved. Leaf spur shortly spinescent. Inflorescences developing after cladodes. Flowers of both sexes generally paired; pedicel 9--12 mm, articulate distally. Male flowers: perianth campanulate, ca. 3 mm; filaments free. Berry 6--7 mm in diam., 1- or 2-seeded. Fl. May, fr. Aug.

* Yunnan (Kunming Shi).


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